EEOC Commissioner Offers Tips For Avoiding ADA Action

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 6:53 PM EST) -- As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to crack down on employers and take in record recoveries for disabled workers, Commissioner Chai Feldblum told lawyers Friday there were simple measures their clients can take to prevent action by the agency.

In a speech to a group of employment lawyers at the annual gathering of the New York State Bar Association, Feldblum cited several recent EEOC enforcement actions and cautioned against one-size-fits-all attendance policies, medical questionnaires that are unrelated to the job at hand and rescinding job offers strictly on the basis of disability.

“There are lots of areas where people...

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